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This Month's Expert: Rafael "Formiga" Barbosa
This week Rafael "Formiga" Barbosa shows us how he likes to deal with an opponent who sets in the De La Riva hook. DLR hooks are the foundation for a very dynamic guard game, the De La Riva guard. To keep from being swept it's very important to learn how to neutralize this hook.....WATCH NOW >

Rafael Formiga Barbosa


Lifestyle and opinion

Rickson Gracie- Thoughts on Jiu-Jitsu Competitions
.Rickson Gracie recently sat down with our friends at BJJ Hacks and shared his thoughts on Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions, stalling, approaches to training,.... WATCH NOW >

Rickson Gracie

BJJ Power Play

with Jimmy Pedro
Jimmy Pedro shows us a quick Power Play on breaking grips.This technique is from the standup, but the same concepts can be applied to breaking the grip while you are in your opponents guard. Snap, Slap, Back - all at the same time and there’s no way your opponent will be able to hang on to your lapel!

Jimmy Pedro

Reviews that MAtter

FIGHT SOAP- Who Needs It?

The most important thing you can do as a good training partner is keep yourself clean. Come to class clean, and shower as soon as you can afterwards. Wash youR gi and rashguard after every session. Trim your fingernails and toenails. Make sure you wash your hair. And if you have, or even suspect you have, a skin condition like ringworm or staph stay off the mats until it’s completely healed! Hygiene is just as important as training safely. If you break someones arm because you’re acting like a meatstick and ‘taking it to the limit’ every time, you put that training partner out of commission for a while. But if you train with ringworm there’s a good chance you're going to infect everyone at your school! You could shut down the whole club! .... READ NOW >


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